The Mitchell Institute brings together leading health and education policy experts.
Associate Professor Peter Hurley has a particular interest in advocating for equitable policy solutions so that the benefits of education can be shared by all.
Professor Calder has held senior executive positions in health and social policy and administration for more than 30 years.
Melinda is Professor of Physical Activity and Health in the Institute for Health and Sport and leads the Pathways in Place initiatve.
Professor Maximilian de Courten is a medical and public health graduate with an expertise in chronic disease prevention (mental health issues included) with a focus on policy and evidenced-based large-scale solutions.
Mr Nichols is a Health Policy Research Analyst with a Masters of Science in Dietetics.
Dr Van Dyke has a background in applied research in education and public health.
Bo works on the Pathways in Place project and is passionate about achieving better health outcomes for those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Sam is interested in research in higher education, including casualisation in higher education, and academic identity.
Jora has a research track record in sociology and public health, including place-based approaches to public health.
Stella's research interests lie in prevention and how to achieve better health outcomes and health equity through effective policy.
Dr Hildebrandt has a particular interest in access and equity in education, and disability advocacy.
Annette Graham is an experienced and enthusiastic mental health researcher, currently working on the Pathways in Place project.
Anouk has a background in marketing and nutrition. She is passionate about preventative health and social equity.
Madeline assists all arms of the Institute in communications, administration, and project coordination.
Sarah’s background is in public health, lifestyle and mental health. She has an interest in health equity and mental health policy.
Professor Peter Dawkins was Vice-Chancellor and President of Victoria University from 2011 to December 2020.
Maria is a policy advisor and respected policy analyst with a particular focus on mental and physical health needs, healthcare and services.
James A Dunbar is the Research Adviser to Australian Health Policy Collaboration. He graduated MB ChB from St Andrews in 1972 and MD University of Dundee 1990.
Professor Noonan has played a major role in shaping policy in Australia’s education and training system and has experience working as a policy adviser, senior executive and consultant to federal and state governments, universities, higher education providers and TAFE institutes.
Adjunct Professor Dunkin has over 30 years’ experience as a senior executive, CEO and board member in the public and higher education sectors.
Adjunct Professor Leung has a background in international research into early childhood education and care.
Rob is a Policy Fellow at Australian Health Policy Collaboration and has 25 years of UK policy experience, providing leadership in food and nutrition, social enterprise, purpose, shared values and social impact programs.
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